Movies like The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover

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The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)
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The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The files that escaped the shredder have become an incredible motion picture. From the Kennedys to Martin Luther King. From cab drivers to Congressmen. From housewives to hostesses. He had something on 58 million people. It was all in his files. Now you can see how he used it.
Style: neo noir, political, thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, psychotronic
Plot: politics, fbi, president, intrigue, john f. kennedy, gangsters, crimes, gays and lesbians, society, ambition, law enforcement, head of state, megalomaniac, government agency, social decay, dishonesty, state affairs, airplane, lawyer, murder, hijacking, white house, restaurant, suicide, bachelor ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, los angeles, chicago illinois, california

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Most similar movies to The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and sincere films with plots about state affairs, politics, society, ambition, dishonesty, president and assassination mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover: J. Edgar (2011), Truman (1995), Citizen Cohn (1992), LBJ: The Early Years (1987), The Butler (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: factual, melancholic, compassionate, political, thought provoking ...
Plot: gay, fbi, corruption, surveillance, investigation, homosexual, crimes, ambition, notoriety, politics, gangsters, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1920s, 60s, 1940s, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
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Truman (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: political, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: world war two, world war one, usa president, politics, president, korean war, intrigue, presidential election, soldier, white house, human spirit, idealism ...
Time: 1920s, 50s
Place: japan, asia, missouri, usa
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Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."
Style: political, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, life is a bitch, crimes, ambition, society, rise to the top, state affairs, dishonesty, politics, media, campaign, human spirit ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: louisiana, usa
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Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: aids, politics, hotshot lawyer, mccarthyism, gay, lgbt, intrigue, hospital, homosexual history, historical figure, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, year 1951 ...
Place: new york, usa
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LBJ: The Early Years (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: LBJ: The Early Years was a television movie that appeared on the NBC network in February 1987, depicting the life of former President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson from 1934 until 1973. Actor Randy Quaid won a Golden Globe award for his ...
Style: captivating, serious, thought provoking, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: john f. kennedy, politics, usa president, head of state, state affairs, campaign, rise to the top, media, ambition, democratic party, senate, oval office ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1940s, year 1968 ...
Place: texas, america, usa, dallas texas, washington d.c.
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Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959 encompassing her early relationship and marriage to Oil Millionaire Denis Thatcher.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sincere, political ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, politics, feminism, society, state affairs, campaign, head of state, election, british history, intrigue, british politics ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: They were more than Washington wives. They were part of an American dream known as Camelot. With strength and cunning they upheld their public image by concealing their private truths. Jackie, Ethel and Joan had little choice. They were Kennedy ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, talky, contemplative
Plot: kennedy family, politics, rise to the top, introspection, family tradition, ambition, state affairs, society, crumbling marriage, head of state, americana, relationship vs career ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s
Place: usa, texas
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38%
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The Butler (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: touching, emotional, bad ending, political, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: civil rights, racism, butler, u.s. president, black history, prejudice, president, injustice, white house, father son relationship, justice, civil rights movement ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s, year 1957 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, cuba, south africa, tennessee ...
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36%
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The Rat Pack (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a brief flash-forward to Frank Sinatra as an old man, saying "I miss my guys," the movie's main narrative begins during high points in the solo careers of the Rat Pack: Dean Martin has become a big success despite the breakup of ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, sentimental
Plot: mafia, racism, kennedy family, usa president, music, hollywood, wiretap, presidential candidate, nightclub, friendship, interracial relations, showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: las vegas
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33%
The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Day Reagan Was Shot is a 2001 film made for television directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as Alexander Haig and Richard Crenna as Ronald Reagan.
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, americana, assassination, white house, political corruption, road not taken, campaign, head of state, dishonesty, historical event, u.s. vice president ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, poland, washington d.c.
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33%
A Woman Called Golda (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: jewish, female leader, judaism, intrigue, politics, jew persecution, historical figure, terminal illness, human spirit, introspection, head of state, leadership ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, usa, russia ...
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Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
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Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: political, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, kennedy family, intrigue, assassination, white house, civil rights, election, vietnam war, usa president, ambition, rise and fall, state affairs ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington d.c., usa, dallas texas
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, political, sincere ...
Plot: politics, leadership, rise to the top, ambition, state affairs, dishonesty, political intrigue, political corruption, campaign, society, friendship, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 90s
Place: england, britain
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Interview with the Assassin (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Out of work TV cameraman Ron Kobelski is approached by his formerly reclusive neighbor Walter Ohlinger. Ohlinger claims that he was the mysterious "second gunman" that shot and killed President Kennedy. Ohlinger has kept quiet all these ...
Style: political, tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: kennedy assassination, conspiracy, politics, assassination, paranoia, investigation, murder, crimes, state affairs, political conspiracy, dishonesty, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1963
Place: texas, usa, america, dallas texas
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Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: realistic, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, political ...
Plot: president, politics, disability, ambition, rise and fall, society, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, hopes, life is a bitch, introspection ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, washington d.c., florida, southern usa ...
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Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere, rough
Plot: gangsters, business, labor union, tough heroes, ambition, rise and fall, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, rise to the top, heroes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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32%
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Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: political, factual, compassionate, talky, intense ...
Plot: politics, vietnam war, government, political corruption, conspiracy, manipulation, greed, historical figure, campaign, rise and fall, presidential election, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., california, texas, china, usa
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30%
Killing Kennedy (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Drama documentary based on Bill O'Reilly's and Martin Dugard's 2012 non-fiction book "Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot". It follows the parallel lives of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald from the winter 1959-1960 to ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: kennedy assassination, head of state, politics, assassination, couple relations, state affairs, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, american politics, death of brother, john f. kennedy, post war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1963
Place: usa, washington d.c., russia, texas, dallas texas
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30%
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Marie (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A single mother takes a job with the government where she is confronted with corruption.
Style: political, thought provoking, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: political corruption, women, girl, corruption, fighting the system, politics, graphic violence, power relations, rebellion, dishonesty, blind ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee
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The Vernon Johns Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1948, Johns served as the outspoken spiritual leader of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Incensed at the racial injustice that pervaded the South, he was determined to fight for equality for all African Americans.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing
Plot: civil rights, revolutionary, racism, church, military, clergy, fighting the system, hopes, state affairs, rebellion, society, heroes ...
Time: 50s
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Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biography of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who forged a new role for herself in the years after her husband's death.
Style: captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: ship, female leader, aging, couples, folk hero, state affairs, head of state, society, dealing with death, politics, hopes, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: paris france, london
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28%
The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, political ...
Plot: stalinism, world war two, politics, injustice, political unrest, state affairs, head of state, dictatorship, projectionist, love, communism, filmmaking ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 50s
Place: russia
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28%
Lucky Luciano (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucky Luciano is one of the bosses of the Mafia. He orders the slaughter of 40 other responsibles, therefore becoming the only boss. But a few years later he is put into jail. In 1946, he got a pardon and is sent back to Sicilia. There, he begins ...
Style: sincere, rough, talky, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, cosa nostra, mafia, ambition, intelligence agency, life is a bitch, rivalry, law enforcement, criminal heroes, legal, crimes, deportation ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century, year 1946 ...
Place: italy, sicily, usa, europe, naples italy ...
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27%
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I Want to Live (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person was killed.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, prison, death sentence, heist, death row, drug abuse, false accusation, murder, prison life, addiction, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: mexico
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27%
Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This compelling story vividly recreates Hollywood's infamous 'Blacklist Era'. The witch-hunt has begun and director David Merrill can revive his stalled career by testifying against friends who are suspected communists. Merrill's ...
Style: political, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, mccarthyism, courtroom, lawyer, communism, courtroom drama, intrigue, politics, cold war, usa politics, graphic violence ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: washington d.c., france, usa, california, europe
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26%
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Seberg (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious young FBI agent is assigned to investigate iconic actress Jean Seberg when she becomes embroiled in the tumultuous civil rights movement in late 1960s Los Angeles.
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: fbi, civil rights movement, women, crimes, disorder, police, dishonesty, love, society, interracial relations, post war, spy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
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25%
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Jackie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, France, Chile, China, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.
Style: emotional, heartbreaking, disturbing, suspense, cerebral ...
Plot: president, first lady, kennedy assassination, assassination, american history, loss of husband, u.s. president, kennedy family, widow, character study, visceral, depression ...
Time: 60s, year 1963
Place: usa, washington d.c., austin texas, california, texas ...
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25%
The George Raft Story (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ray Danton plays the title role in director Joseph M. Newman's 1961 film biography of the nightclub dancer-turned-movie star. The cast also includes Jayne Mansfield, Barrie Chase, Julie London, Neville Brand and Frank Gorshin.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, psychotronic, slang
Plot: gangsters, hollywood, actor's life, casino, revolution, gambling, movie star, filmmaking, fashion, couples, blind ambition, musician's life ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: new york, cuba, california, las vegas
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25%
The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, liberation theology, environmental, social change, president, political corruption, forest, corporate crime, rich and poor, human spirit, price of justice, murder ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century
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25%
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Lepke (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tony Curtis stars as the feared leader of "Murder Incorporated" in this underworld drama based on the life of Louis "Lepke" Buchalter. Lepke began his criminal career as a petty thief in his teens; a stretch in prison taught him ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, true crime, hitman, murder, electric chair, jewish, prison, frame up, death row, going straight, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, holland, brooklyn new york city, shanghai
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25%